Unit 8 (1945-1980): Prosperity and Fear
Unit 8 Key Concepts (Period: 1945-1980):
Key Concept 8.1 — The United States responded to an uncertain and unstable postwar world by asserting and working to maintain a position of global leadership, with far-reaching domestic and international consequences.
Key Concept 8.2 — New movements for civil rights and liberal efforts to expand the role of government generated a range of political and cultural responses.
Key Concept 8.3 — Postwar economic and demographic changes had far-reaching consequences for American society, politics, and culture.
Chapters in Text: 36-39
Content: The Cold War; Affluent Society; The Turbulent Sixties; The Civil Rights Movement; The Vietnam War; The Rise of Conservative America, Economic Change
Assessments for the 3rd & 4th Quarter:
(1) Participation in 4 Corners within the unit (~10 points); likely 4th Quarter
(1) OPTIONAL ATP and ATP 2 for Perspectives on the Civil Rights Movement (~10 points); likely 3rd Quarter
(2) ATP and ATP 2 on the Vietnam War (~20 points); likely 4th Quarter
(2) In-Class Test (multiple choice and short answer) (~55 points); 4th Quarter
- Completion of the Extra Credit Template (see General Info and Materials tab of website)for the Unit Key Concepts (Up to 10 % points added onto your Unit Essay Assessment Grade. In the event that the unit does not have a Unit Essay Assessment portion, the extra credit will be applied to the Assessment: In-Class Test for that Unit.)
Link to Video Homework:
Many Rivers to Cross, Episode 5: Rise (1940-1968)